India has the maximum number of women pilots in the world, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday.
â€œIndia is the country with maximum number of women pilots in the world, be it in Air India or Indian Air Force. This is a testimony of the contribution made by women to the aviation sector and also by the country to their careers,â€ Sinha said.
The minister was addressing the gathering at golden jubilee celebrations of the India Women Pilots Association (IWPA) here.
â€œWhile the presence of women has contributed to the progress of the aviation sector, their support is still needed to strengthen the area,â€ he said.
Sinha also suggested that the traffic problem in the country can be addressed if the sky area is â€œutilisedâ€.
â€œThe traffic problem can be dealt with if we decide to go vertical and utilise the sky area. It happens in many countries,â€ he said.
The event was also attended by Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who also lauded the contribution of women to the aviation sector.